"Hello, I was using my Android phone and accidentally deleted my assignment. Now I can鈥檛 find it and the assignment is due tomorrow. Is there a way I can recover data from Android and reverse the deletion?"

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There鈥檚 nothing as frustrating as accidentally deleting something from your Android phone. It鈥檚 even more painful when your valuable files get deleted by someone else that was using your phone such as a friend, a sibling or your child.

But there is a swift and easy-to-use solution that you can utilize to recover your data. In this post, we will explain how you can recover data from Android when it gets accidentally deleted and the tools you can use for maximum recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

So many different things can happen to deprive you of your valuable files. Accidental deletion, virus attack, system crash, water damage, black screen can all happen at any time. When these happen, there are sure to be certain questions on your mind.

Where does deleted data go on Android? Where does deleted data go on Android?

Generally, Android phones do not have a recycle bin for deleted items, except if you use a file management app that offers this option. However, this does not mean that files disappear completely from your phone memory when they are deleted.
Rather, when you delete a file on Android, your phone does not wipe the deleted file from your memory space, nor does it move the file to another place. Instead, the deleted file remains in the exact spot it occupied in your phone memory, only it is now marked as 鈥渦nused鈥. The space becomes available for new data to be written on but so long as you don鈥檛 write new data on the location, the file remains there.

Can I recover lost data from the internal memory of an Android smartphone?

Yes, you can. When files are stored on your internal phone memory, there is a pointer index table that stores the location where the data is stored. When accidental deletion, system wipe or crash occurs, it is often the pointer index that gets wiped off.
You can recover the location of the file in your phone internal memory and access it with the right data recovery software, but you need to keep the following in mind:

  • Step 1.聽When you are trying to recover the data you lost,聽DO NOT聽restart your device too many times. One restart is enough.
  • Step 2.聽You need to stop creating new data as this may lead to the lost file being overwritten. Avoid using your phone, in fact, you should put it on airplane mode.
  • Step 3.聽Act fast to recover the deleted files. The longer you wait, the greater the chances that you will lose the file forever.
  • Step 4.聽Immediately download a reliable data recovery tool to recover your lost files.

How to Recover Data from Android Phones

If you fail to retrieve your lost data after trying numerous free methods, then you may need a third-party data recovery tool to help you. But you might get infused in how to choose a reliable and safe tool. With so many Android recovery tools out there, the easiest and most comprehensive way to recover lost or deleted Android data is by using D-Back Android. Launched by iMyFone (a reliable company trusted by worldwide users), D-Back Android聽is one of the star products of our company. It allows you to recover all your lost files from functioning Android phones or tablets and even broken phones.

It is one of the best performing data recovery applications around and features a high success rate. D-Back Android supports the recovery of multiple file types including photos, messages, contacts, videos, audio, WhatsApp, call history and documents.

No matter the scenario in which your data was lost, you can rely on this powerful Android data recovery software to get back any lost files. Whether you lost your files due to system crash, accidental deletion, black screen, water damage, frozen screen, or system root, you can easily recover your files.

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Key Features:

  • Fast data recovery with automatic scan and rapid retrieval of lost data.
  • Preview all recovered files and select the ones you need.
  • Recover lost data from any rooted or unrooted Android device.
  • Easily export recovered data to your PC in CSV, HTML and VCF formats.
  • 100% safe with no lost data after recovery or accidental leak of personal info.
  • Recover any type of WhatsApp file including videos, messages, pictures, videos and even stickers.
  • Supports most Samsung devices running Android 2.0 to 9.0, including Samsung Galaxy Note series, S series and Tab series.

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With so many advanced features, D-Back Android provides you a powerful tool to recover your data from any circumstance of loss. Follow these steps to recover data from Android in an easy and fast process:

Step 1.Download and launch the application on your PC, then select a recovery mode. The application comes with three recovery modes that you can choose from. For lost data recovery, choose 鈥淎ndroid Data Recovery鈥 mode.

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Step 2.Click the 鈥淪tart鈥 button on the 鈥淎ndroid Data Recovery鈥 tab. You will be asked to confirm if your device is a Samsung. Select the name and model of your Samsung and then let the app automatically download the matching data package for your device. Make sure you are connected to the internet throughout the process.

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Step 3.Once the data package is downloaded, connect your device to the PC with a USB cable. The application will then put your device into downloading mode.

downloading mode

Step 4.The application will then lead you to the recovery interface. Select the type of file that you wish to recover, then click 鈥淣ext鈥. The application will immediately start to scan your device.

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Step 5.聽After completing the scan, all lost files on your device will be listed in detail. You can preview them and select the files that you need. After selecting, simply click the 鈥淩ecover鈥 button to retrieve the selected files. All recovered files will be saved on your computer in a location where you can easily copy them out.

And that鈥檚 it. By following this simple process, you can recover your files of any type that were accidentally lost or deleted on Android.

Extra Tips

As you can see, the process of using D-Back Android to recover data from Android is simple and fast. To ensure that you do not continually enter into tight spots with lost data, keep the following tips in mind:

Always make a backup

It is good practice to cultivate the habit of regularly backing up your data. This helps you avoid data loss arising from unforeseen circumstances. You can choose to back up your data manually or through some third-party tool such as Google Drive, Samsung Cloud etc.

If you use Android 8.0 upwards, you should have backup automatically enabled on your device. To confirm, go to Settings > System > Backup. You鈥檒l see a button for 鈥淏ack up to Google Drive鈥. If unchecked, click to toggle the button to allow periodic backups.

Get an Android recycle bin

You can also make the effort to download a third-party recycle bin application for your Android. Dumpster is a popular option for most people. When you download the application, deleted files will be sent to the app and you can simply open the app and search for deleted files if you want to restore them.

Android Recycle Bin


With these tips, you now know that losing or accidentally deleting files on your Android device is not the end of the world. With powerful data recovery tool D-Back Android, you can recover your files easily and fast.

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